Spring Convocation 2021

Congratulations, Faculty of Education graduates! Learn more below about staying connected with us, hear messages from faculty and staff and celebrate your fellow graduates.

A message from the Dean

2021 FOE Award for Teaching Excellence Recipient

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Award winners

  • Faculty of Education Teaching in Excellence Award: Dr. Leanne Taylor
  • Sessional Teaching Award: Dr. Neivin Shalabi and Susan Makkreel De Silva Pique
  • Spring 2021 Distinguished Graduate Student Award-Education (MEd): Jason Peng
  • Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock (Undergraduate): Joyce Khouzam
  • Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock (Graduate): Edwin Laryea
  • Alpha Delta Kappa International Award (ON Psi Chapter, Hamilton): Sarah Helmers
  • CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women): Olivia Belmont
  • Dean’s Medal for Education: Adam Carter
  • Dean of Education — Professional Growth:
    • PJ Concurrent – Lauren Black
    • PJ Consecutive – Juana Ataalla
    • JI Consecutive – Genevieve Chiaravalle
    • IS Concurrent – Ashley Lovnicki
    • IS Consecutive – Sarah Helmers
    • Technological Education – Alexandra Gillan
  • Distinguished Graduating Student Awards:
    • PJ Concurrent — Lauren Black
    • PJ Consecutive — Juana Ataalla
    • JI Consecutive — Genevieve Chiaravalle
    • IS Concurrent — Gabriela Zajic
    • IS Consecutive – Kyle McCarrel
    • Technological Education – Alexandra Gillan
  • Russell N. Eden – Ali Iantorno                   

Congratulations from the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education

Sherri Vansickle, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education

Dr. Catherine Longboat, Assistant Professor

FOE Convocation Stories

Leanne Taylor

Teaching excellence highlighted in Faculty of Education

For Leanne Taylor, the most rewarding part of receiving the Faculty of Education’s Award for Teaching Excellence has been reflecting on how students “take the wheel” after they leave her course.

Edwin Laryea and Joyce Khouzam

Teaching excellence highlighted in Faculty of Education

Despite being at different points in their lives, Faculty of Education graduates Joyce Khouzam and Edwin Laryea share a defining characteristic — the unwavering drive to give back.

Nabiha Sabree

Time capsule messages inspire Education grads

For six years, Peter Vietgen has kept a sealed box filled with cue cards under his desk. On each small piece of paper contained within was a handwritten note from students embarking on their journey to become the next generation of teachers.

Susan Lepore

Education grad achieves lifelong dream of earning degree

While she was in her mid-50s, Susan Lepore watched her career take an unexpected turn. It was five years ago that a procurement change eliminated her management role for a special needs intervention program. While the loss of her job was distressing, she made the most of the transitionary time, opting to pursue her lifelong dream of earning a degree.

Gurbinder Kaur

Brock support system helps international grad overcome pandemic challenges

Between the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the emotional turmoil that followed, Gurbinder Kaur spent much of 2020 struggling with different aspects of her life.